When you're in the city that never sleeps, with an appetite that just won't quit, head to Empanada City in Brooklyn. Satisfy your late-night cravings with their delicious, handmade empanadas. Located on a graffiti-covered street, this place brings the flavors of Buenos Aires to your plate. Run by a couple, Empanada City is a must-try for a tasty and satisfying experience, especially when you need a late-night bite to kill those hunger pangs.
Briant and Jessica opened Empanada City’s first outpost on Lincoln Road in 2017. Empanada City brings a taste of Argentina to Brooklyn, with empanadas made to order. Walk through the door and you're transported 7,000 miles away to the streets of Buenos Aires.
The menu is simple but full of choices. Beef, chicken, veggie - they've got them all. But the real stars are the Argentinian classics: beef empanadas packed with savory ground beef, onions, and spices, and corn empanadas bursting with sweet kernels and melted cheese.
Watching the empanadas being made is entertainment in itself. The dough is rolled, fillings spooned, edges sealed, and crimped with lightning speed. Then into the oven until the pastry is golden brown and the fillings are bubbling. Bite into one of these little pockets of joy and you'll understand why porteños line up for them morning, noon, and night.
The Rodriguez and Almonte families have introduced empanadas that are flavored with spices and flavors from our home Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. The results are empanadas with an authenticity you just can't get from a recipe off the Internet.
Whether you've just come from the subway or a night out at the clubs, Empanada City is the perfect place to satisfy your craving for hearty comfort food. Grab an empanada or three, and you'll be planning your next trip before you know it.
To make the perfect empanada, you need the right ingredients and a whole lot of love. At Empanada City, they’ve been preparing 20 different flavors of mouthwatering empanadas for over 6 years. Their not-so-secret ingredients? Tradition, passion, and a dedication to quality.
Empanada City starts with the freshest, all-natural ingredients. They source premium meats, and cheeses and produce locally whenever possible. Each empanada is made to order using homemade dough and fillings prepared daily. Whether you go for the classic beef, the roasted veggie, or one of their innovative flavor fusions, every bite bursts with flavor.
You can’t go wrong with the classic beef, cheese, or chicken empanadas. Ground beef, melty cheese, or shredded chicken wrapped in a light, flaky crust – comfort food at its best. The beef is seasoned to perfection with onions, garlic, and Caribbean spices, the cheese oozes out with each bite, and the chicken is moist and full of flavor. Stick with tradition or mix and match for your perfect combo.
Try the sweet plantain, a nod to Caribbean cuisine with mashed plantains, cinnamon, and brown sugar. The spinach and ricotta surprises with an Italian-inspired filling of creamy ricotta, garlicky spinach and nutmeg. And for BBQ fans, the BBQ chicken delivers a kick of bourbon-infused BBQ sauce, smoked chicken, and tangy coleslaw in every bite.
Empanada City's menu bursts with irresistible flavors and fillings of creative cross-cultural fusions. Their signature empanadas are made fresh daily, filled and folded by hand, then baked until the pastry is golden brown and the filling is piping hot.
Ground beef, onions, peppers, and melting cheese - the ultimate comfort food. The all-American beef filling is a nod to Brooklyn's history of immigration.
Flaky cod, potatoes, and onions, a traditional Spanish and Portuguese filling. The mild fish pairs perfectly with the starchy potatoes. Light yet filling, a balanced blend of land and sea.
Spicy jerk-marinated chicken, cooling mango chutney. A taste of the Caribbean, the filling has a kick of heat balanced by the sweet and tangy mango. An island getaway in every bite.
The ‘mac and cheese’ of empanadas - spicy chicken, peppers, and a molten cheese filling. Decadent, creamy, and full of flavor, this is comfort food at its finest. The cheese stretches with each bite, smothering the chicken.
Whether in the mood for a classic like Beef Empanada or an adventure like Jerk Chicken, Empanada City has a flavor for every craving. Made by hand with the freshest ingredients and bursting with flavor, these empanadas are meant for sharing. But you may want to keep a few extras just for yourself.
There’s nothing quite like the taste of a freshly baked empanada. That flaky, buttery pastry filled with savory meat or molten cheese. Empanada City in Brooklyn knows how to do it right.
The best part? Now you don’t even have to leave your apartment to get your empanada fix.
Ordering for Delivery
Download their mobile app, create your account, and start building your empanada feast. Choose from beef, chicken, veggie, or cheese empanadas, or get one of each - we won’t judge. Add a side of rice, beans, or plantains and a drink if you’re craving more. Check out, then sit back, relax, and wait for the empanada experts to deliver your order right to your door.
Picking Up Your Order
Prefer to get out of the house and pick up your order in person but don't want to deal in lines for your bag? Select a time and pre-order through the app. Go and grab it and pay with any of your cards. It's that simple, right? So, head to one of Empanada City’s locations, like their OG shop on 363 Lincoln Road. Walk in, and get your bag filled with your still-hot empanadas, sides, and drinks.
So there you have it, a little slice of Buenos Aires in the heart of Brooklyn. Empanada City is serving up authentic traditional fare. You have probably felt the warmth after reading this, now go and experience it - tell your friends and family. A place like this, a place that transports you and nourishes you, is a rare find indeed. Don't take that for granted.
Experience the taste of Buenos Aires at Empanada City in Brooklyn, where handmade empanadas burst with authentic flavors. From classic beef to innovative options like sweet plantain and BBQ chicken, this family-owned business use fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy the convenience of delivery or pick up in person at their nearest location. Make Empanada City your go-to for an authentic taste of Argentina in Brooklyn.